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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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  • Aftershock Provokes More Panic, Looting In Haiti
    After waiting for more than a week for relief deliveries that still haven't reached many in the capital, hundreds of desperate Haitians scoured stores in the main commercial district searching for food and items they could sell.
  • More Than 1 Million Homeless After Haiti Quake
    More than a week after last week's deadly earthquake in Haiti, more than 1 million people lack shelter. Niurka Pineiro, a spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration, which is heading efforts to set up temporary shelters, says it's difficult to set up tent camps because the government doesn't want some locations to become permanent settlements.
  • Health Care Faces Uncertain Future
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the Senate won't take action on health care legislation until the new GOP senator from Massachusetts takes his seat. But Democratic lawmakers are exploring other options, including budget reconciliation.
  • Economic Collapse Forces Iceland Rethink
    With the bursting of the economic bubble in Iceland at the end of 2008, many people have been thrown out of work. Lines now form every week at a soup kitchen that hands out free food, and there is a growing acknowledgment that Icelanders need to get back to their core industries such as fishing and agriculture.
  • Haiti Quake Highlights Need For U.N. Trusteeship
    NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr has a suggestion for how the international community can help Haiti get back on its feet: bring back the U.N. trusteeship. He says the U.S. will undoubtedly bear much of the burden of rebuilding Haiti, but it would be best if the U.S. did it under international supervision.
  • Dick Armey: Massachusetts Result Not Unique
    Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey says Republican Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts Senate race is not unique, but a reflection of events across the country. The Republican says there is anger at the Democrats and their initiatives, as seen by small-government activists changing the face of elections in Florida and New Jersey.
  • Axelrod: Party In Power Shares Blame In Mass. Loss
    President Obama's political adviser is attributing the Republican victory in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat to public anger about the state of the economy. But David Axelrod acknowledges that as the party in power, Democrats bear some of the responsibility for the loss.
  • Are Haiti Donations Going To The Right Place?
    Americans have given more than $275 million so far to nonprofits providing relief in Haiti, according to data compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. But charitable-giving experts say people need to keep an eye on where their money goes.
  • New York Times To Reinstitute Pay Wall
    The New York Times, in an about-face, announced Wednesday that starting next year it will charge its most-frequent users a fee to access content on its Web site. Jay Rosen, who teaches journalism at NYU and writes the PressThink blog, says the move is a gamble.
  • Reporters Who Are MDs Find Lines Blurred In Haiti
    Some coverage of the grim situation in Haiti has raised questions about the blurring of lines between being reporter and being hero of your own narratives. Richard Besser, Sanjay Gupta and Nancy Snyderman, all doctors, have each become the subject of their own stories for lending medical aid while reporting from Haiti.

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